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Three things to remember for a successful speaking career

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For some, presenting is a need. For others, it’s something they love doing and want to do more. But can you make a career out of it? You sure can, I did! But there are some things to take in account!

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What happens when people hear a story?

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Storytelling changes the way people behave. But what really happens when we hear a story?

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Getting closer to your audience in Storytelling

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An important element in public speaking as well as in storytelling is to get close to your audience. The closer you get, the more powerful your story.

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How to keep your audience attention

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We get distracted easy. For a speaker, that means it is crucial to put elements into their presentations that will prevent that from happening.

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Closing Speaker? Make Being the Last of the Day Work for You!

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Are you the last speaker at the conference? There are some big opportunities being the closing speaker. Here’s how to make it work for you!

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8 Ways to Get a Connection with your Audience

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There are a few ways to connect to your audience. Some are easy. And your audience will feel closer to you, without you being too obvious about it.

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Misconceptions about Storytelling debated

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Some people believe storytelling is not important. Which is ok to think, but they think so for the wrong reasons. In this debate we look at why.

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What Ajax and Spurs can teach us about Storytelling

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The 2019 Champions League Quarter Finals between Ajax and Juventus and between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur were more than football. They were stories. We can learn from the stories of two games played in the Champions League: Juventus vs Ajax and Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur. They follow the same path as any good

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Being Prepared Mentally for a Presentation

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Getting ready for a workshop, training or presentation is much more than getting your slides done. The mental part of preparing matters a lot.

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Why people can’t handle a lot of text on your slides

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How much text should there be on a (Powerpoint) slide? Not too much! If you have too much text, you will confuse your audience. Here are some guidelines.

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Why you shouldn’t be rehearsing in front of a mirror

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Practicing in front of the mirror is a common tactic for speakers. It’s a wrong approach. It can lead to the exact opposite of what you want to accomplish.

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Storytelling: Hype or Real?

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Stories are part of our everyday life. Each day we tell and listen to stories. Stories are part of our DNA. But storytelling only works when done right.

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How to deal with scared prospects who are afraid to choose

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Your prospects always seem extra critical. It’s hard to persuade them. This is because they are scared of making the wrong choice. You can help them.

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“Kinda Like Trump” – The Art of simple language

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When speaking in public. Try to keep it simple. If you want or need to use jargon, explain it. You can do that using the ‘Kinda like’ theory.

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Your mom will not be honest, she can’t be

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Getting feedback is hard. Getting the right feedback even harder. And when you ask your parents, they won’t tell the truth. So how to get good feedback?

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